Friday, August 14, 2015

Lighthouse of Alexandria to be Rebuilt!

If you're me, this is a dream come true!! If you've read The Vesuvius Isotope, you've read my hypothesis about the lighthouse, the library, and the Caesarium, and you understand how the proximity of those three monuments played into the story. How wonderful to see the lighthouse rebuilt in its original form. See the article from Archeology magazine below.

http://archaeology.org/news/3265-150505-alexandria-lighthouse-replica

This blog post explores a non-fictional theme or locale that is incorporated in The Vesuvius Isotope, the first Katrina Stone novel. Buy The Vesuvius Isotope in print or ebook.

From the ancient ruins beneath Mount Vesuvius, a two-thousand-year-old document has emerged. It is the only text ever attributed to the ambitious, inquisitive, and cryptic last pharaoh of Egypt...

When her Nobel laureate husband is murdered, biologist Katrina Stone can no longer ignore the secrecy that has increasingly pervaded his recent behavior. Her search for answers leads to a two-thousand-year-old medical mystery and the life of one of history’s most enigmatic women. Following the trail forged by her late husband, Katrina must separate truth from legend as she chases medicine from ancient Italy and Egypt to a clandestine modern-day war. Her quest will reveal a legacy of greed and murder and resurrect an ancient plague into the twenty-first century.




Kristen Elise, Ph.D. is a drug discovery biologist and the author of The Vesuvius Isotope and The Death Row Complex. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, stepson, and three canine children. 

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